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Exxon locks down town

Exxon has the ability to arrest reporters, deny the public any information and shut down any civilian authority. Just in case you thought corporations are people, corporations are the government. If you still think this country is a democracy, it is time to wake up from that dream.

Grant Schreiber

People before profits

Information on the Internet is virtually free, but commercial interests are working to make it scarce. To the extent they succeed, the GDP may grow, but society will be poorer.

Robert McChesney

too big to jailI am concerned that the size of some of these [banking] institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.

Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General

Eric holder just confirmed that the big banks are not only too big fail, but also too big to jail.
Looks like “liberty and justice for all” is just an illusion.


Corporations are not peopleSlavery is the Legal Fiction that a Person is Property

Corporate Personhood, is the Legal Fiction that Property is a Person

Author Unknown


Greedy richI am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.

Eugene Victor Debs


We do not arrest activists

In Iceland we arrest banksters, not activists. The opposite of the United States.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland after refusing to cooperate with the FBI on their witch hunt of Julius Assange

corporate capitalism is not democracyCapitalism is a cult. It is devoted to the ideals of privatization over the common good, profit over social needs, and control by a small group of people who defy the public’s will. The tenets of the cult lead to extremes rather than to compromise.

Paul Buchheit

politician counting money during hearing

Any individual who is able to raise enough money to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent…whatever moneyed entities are paying for him…Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.

Gore Vidal

Working for corporate interestsThese documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity.  These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund


derivatives tsunamiThe Derivatives Tsunami is the result of the handful of fools and corrupt public officials who deregulated the US financial system. Today merely four US banks have derivative exposure equal to 3.3 times world Gross Domestic Product. When I was a US Treasury official, such a possibility would have been considered beyond science fiction.

Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury under Ronald Reagan

greedy banker

Compensation at the 32 largest banks is slated to hit an all-time high of $207 billion this year, according to a Wall Street Journal estimate. This reward for ripping off the public is almost three times the amount the federal government spends on education.

Robert Scheer

true patriotsIn the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce and brave man, hated and scorned.
When his cause succeeds however,
the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Mark Twain


banker thievesWall Street speculators who rigged markets are simply smart and savvy businessmen, as Obama called Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, whereas the millions who fell prey to their predatory lending schemes are irresponsible borrowers.

Matt Stoller

More important than elections?

If billionaires were allowed to influence the results on American Idol instead of American elections, there would be rioting in the streets.

Andy Borowitz

U.S. heading for its own iceberg

Neither candidate for President has any intention of changing the course of the U.S. Titanic.

James Quinn


banker corruptionThe bankers are determined to ruin the entire system in order to retain their power, all while dispensing increasingly nonsensical dogma like from heretical high priests about the effectiveness of their solutions.

Jim Willie CB

corporate fascism

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

Benito Mussolini

NAFTA on steroidsIn response to this article on the Trans Pacific Partnership:

It has already happened.
It is like when the Berlin Wall went up.
It was put up in the night, when you were asleep and now,
with each passing day,
it is solidified, as you lay claim to being ‘awake’….
And so this it it.
You gotta love those cops, and the troops, and the workers and all the good and happy people.
Just doing their job(s).
Just keep doing your job.

Ned Lud


MF Glbal fraud

MFGlobal  is a blueprint. It was a trial balloon designed to see how much outrage would flow over the fact that over a billion dollars in client funds was stolen and not one single arrest has been made.

Andy Sutton


trickle down

The “trickle down” theory:
The principle that the poor who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich,
can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals!

William Blum


don't argue with idiots

Don’t argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Mark Twain


Living Large

“There’s a storm coming, and when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.”

Selina Kyle character talking to a 1%er in the Dark Knight movie.

Banker parasite

People who dismiss the unemployed as “parasites” fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without spearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.

Jason Read

Banker parasite

People who dismiss the unemployed as “parasites” fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without spearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.

Jason Read

war crimes

We are turning into the worst type of nation, promoting and preparing for war on people outside our nation with the biggest military budget in the world, and on people inside our nation with the biggest prison business in the world.

Ethan Indigo Smith



The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.

Frank Zappa

Holder defends bankers

The last big bank bailout was not in the form of money. The Bank Mortgage Settlement Deal was a bailout where changes in the law were made to retroactively transform banks’ illegal behavior into legal behavior.

David Petrovich


only banks create money

It does make sense however, when you fully understand that money is the most powerful arbiter of justice in the world and those who administer the creation of money through debt are THE most powerful people in the world.

Thomas Brown


only banks create moneyNo money gets into circulation without going into debt to a bank.  There is no other source.  The United States issues no sovereign money!  Therefore Americans are not free people.  It is time for us to admit the truth and either do something about it, or stop blowing up stuff on the 4th of July believing a myth.

Damon Vrabel,  Harvard Business School


secret donor?Consider it a blessing that you live in a land of limitless campaigning in which all, even secretive sheiks, are free to contribute unlimited amounts to our elections without being restricted by big government bureaucrats.

Pete Karman


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Quotable Sayings

nothing can stop a determined soulThere is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


billionaires don't EARN money, they MAKE money

You do not become a billionaire through labor. You become a billionaire through inheritance, corruption or economic rents – or, in most cases, some mixture of all three.

Grace Blakeley


same puppet master pulling strings on both sides

Mainstream American liberals think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by Fox and Donald Trump, and mainstream American conservatives think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by MSNBC and the Democrats, but the propaganda strings on both trace back to the same puppet master. And seeing that is just the beginning.

Caitlin Johnstone


discover your infinite worth

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Deepak Chopra


main stream media propaganda

It is obvious that the US government is destroying Assange to signal to journalists the consequences of publishing information. It is therefore also obvious that any journalist who fails to use whatever platform they have to speak out against Assange’s persecution has no intention of ever publishing anything that the US government doesn’t want published. Their silence on or support for what is being done to this man can and should be taken as an admission that they are nothing other than state propagandists.

Caitlin Johnstone


Britian's Orwellian tactics against Julian Assange

It’s quite fitting that the – imperially pre-determined – judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell.

Pepe Escobar


More Quotable Sayings


How is it that we were taught to fear witches, rather than those burning them?



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